Clean Energy

Mass. citizens point the way on climate change

Mass. citizens point the way on climate change

State leaders and policymakers need to get on same page as voters

WE LIVE IN a time when the way we power our lives is literally putting our survival at stake. We’re seeing an increase in deadly natural disasters, glaciers melting at a worrisome rate, and American states and territories at risk of disappearing from the map due to rising sea levels. Yet the Trump administration seems(...)

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Northern Pass hits another obstacle

Northern Pass hits another obstacle

EPA calls for another 40 miles of proposed power line to go underground

THE TROUBLED NORTHERN PASS power line project was dealt another blow as the federal Environmental Protection Agency called for an additional 40-mile stretch of the transmission line to be buried underground rather than disrupting wetlands and wildlife through northern New Hampshire. In a letter to the Army Corps of Engineers, which is in charge of(...)

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Cities and states must take lead on climate change

Cities and states must take lead on climate change

Policies can yield substantial health dividends

CLIMATE CHANGE CREATES risks that scientists have been warning about for decades. Fortunately, many actions that reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that drive climate change and hedge against longer-term risks can also benefit public health right now. Reductions in greenhouse gas emissions often go hand in hand with reductions in air pollutants with well-established relationships(...)

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Clean power will cost more

Clean power will cost more

Report says state is in bind on emissions

The push to add clean power resources to the region’s energy mix is going to drive up electricity prices, at least in the short term. Clean energy advocates have hinted that the state could meet its greenhouse gas reduction targets and stabilize or even cut electricity costs, but a new study that synthesizes all the previous studies makes(...)

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New England governors should lead region to a sustainable energy future

New England governors should lead region to a sustainable energy future

Diversified sources, with clean energy in the mix, are key

THIS WEEK THE New England governors will meet in Connecticut to discuss potential solutions to one of our region’s most serious economic challenges: the high cost of electricity and energy. This is not a new threat as the region has always been at the end of the traditional energy pipeline, costing ratepayers top dollar for(...)

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